Nick's Steakhouse & Pizzaopen2430 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4N5
This steakhouse and pizzeria isn’t shy when it comes to desserts. The High Five Chocolate Cake features five layers of rich, chocolate cake topped with – of course – chocolate glaze. The dessert menu also includes a cookies-and-cream cake and mile-high mud pie.
Located right near the University of Calgary, Nick’s has been a Calgary dining staple for more than three decades. A popular celebratory destination for university students and families, the restaurant also features a surprisingly pie-centric dessert menu. The frozen peanut butter pie combines the comforting flavours of peanut butter, chocolate and bananas into a super-sized, frozen-ice-cream-like pie. Also try the heaping Mile High Mud Pie.
Another Calgary meat institution, Nick’s is an old-school steak house. Its slabs of fab are served with veg and potato (including baked) options. Choose from several beef entrees including the 10 ounce New York strip loin, 12 ounce rib eye, steak Neptune and the monstrous “Calgary-cut” 24 ounce top sirloin. And speaking of meat-induced bliss, Sunday brunch features an all-you-can-eat beef carvery.